Missouri Senate Bill 54 prohibits teachers and students from communicating on any social network that allows for exclusive contact. Read more in this article from The Atlantic Wire. For more on Bill 54, check out Audrey Watter’s reaction: “Missouri’s Misplaced Social Media Law.”
22 universities are joining forces to form The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (Coapi), a new group to “collaborate and share implementation strategies, and advocate on a national level.” Read more in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Wired Campus” blog.
Inkling, a San Francisco-based start-up formed to bring next-generation textbooks to the iPad, has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Tenaya Capital. Read more in this article from USA Today.
Apollo Group Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit college chain, said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Carnegie Learning Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula, for $75 million. Read more in this article from BusinessWeek.
“Over two dozen U.S. universities have thrown their support behind Gig U, a program that aims to bring 1 Gbps broadband connections to campuses and their surrounding areas. Gig U’s goal is to foster the development of research and businesses in universities and their surrounding areas by providing ultra-fast networking abilities.” Read more in this article from TechNewsWorld.
In an effort to comply with disability laws, colleges are looking to companies to help make their lessons accessible for all. Read more in this article from eCampusNews.
Facebook acquired Push Pop press, a service intended to help authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. Read more in this article from TechCrunch.